Fostering bioeconomy in central, East and South-East Europe. The experience of CELEBio project in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Bulgaria.

The event aims at highlighting the contribution of CELEBio project to strengthening the Bioeconomy landscape in Central and South-East Europe. In particular, updated quantitative biomass data will be presented as well as the structure of bio-based value chains in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Bulgaria. CELEBio partners will also engage with the public in a workshop session on how to tackle non-technical barriers hindering full-fledged development of bio-based value chains in the region. The event will also be an opportunity for representatives of the Bioeconomy community to interact with qualified interlocutors from the six CELEBio target countries, so to possibly build new connections.

In order to foster the transition to Bieoconomy and set the grounds for future collaborations between leading EU and local actors, the Central Europe LEaders in Bioeconomy (CELEBio) project assessed biomass potentials, mapped Bioeconomy stakeholders and set-up a network of national info points. CELEBio is funded by the EC under GA n.838087 and is implemented by Central European Initiative (IT), Wageningen Research (NL), Imperial College of London (UK), Masarykova Univerzita (CZ), Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development (HU), Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar (HR), World Wildlife Fund Bulgaria (BG), Business and Innovation Centre Bratislava (SK), Association of Chemical Industry of Slovenia at Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SI).

DRAFT AGENDA

Welcome and overview of CELEBio
Peter Canciani, Central European Initiative

The contribution of CELEBio to mobilizing bioeconomy potentials in Central and South-East Europe
representative of BBI, tbc

The role of Central and South East Europe in the Bioeconomy: markets, partners or competitors?
representative of BIOEAST, tbc

Bridging innovation gaps for a stronger Bioeconomy in Europe
representative of BIC, tbc

CELEBio methodology
Berien Elbersen, WUR

State of the art and perspectives for Bioeconomy in:

  • Czech Republic (Markus Dettenhofer, CEITECH)
  • Slovakia (Stefan Vratny, BIC Bratislava)
  • Hungary (Bela Kardon, RCISD)
  • Slovenia (Gasper Virant, CCIS)
  • Croatia (Ivona Hulenic, EIHP)
  • Bulgaria (Georgi Stefanov, WWF BG)
  • Workshop session: addressing non-technical barriers hindering full-fledged development of bio-based value chains in the region (moderated by Calliope Panoutsou, IC)

WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL

13:30 – 16:30

ORGANISED BY

CONTACT PERSON

Peter Canciani

Central European Initiative

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Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.